Nature Talk: The Songs of Insects

    Date(s) - 09/11/2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Huntley Meadows Park Visitors Center, Fairfax County

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    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    The Songs of Insects—a Talk and a Walk
    Please join the Friends of Dyke Marsh on Wednesday evening September 11 at Huntley Meadows Park to hear Wil Hershberger, naturalist, award-winning nature photographer and nature sound recordist who will explore the world of singing insects with images and sound recordings. We will learn where to find them; how to identify them by looks and songs; how and why they sing and how we hear their songs. In a departaure from our usual practice, we will hear Wil’s talk at 7 p.m. and then take an “insect listening” walk led by Will at 8 p.m. We have to limit the number of people on the walk to 20 people; if you wish to go on the 8 p.m. walk, please register in advance by emailing
    The program is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and cosponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.
    This free, public program open to all at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center, Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria Virginia 22306. FODM will host an informal social gathering at 6:30 p.m. before the event.
    If you use a GPS device, be sure to enter the street address, not the park’s name.
    Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 40-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website:


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